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Alba Azola, M.D.
Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, Biology
Internship: University of Maryland Medical Center
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Professional Interests: Swallowing rehabilitation, inflammatory myositis, acute rehabilitation and dance medicine.
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins fosters an intellectually stimulating environment and provides the unique opportunity to collaborate with world's leading experts in every field in medicine.
What I like about Baltimore: Baltimore is a great place to raise a family! There is always something to do for the whole family, from flying kites at Fort McHenry to visiting the sharks at the National Aquarium.
Margaret Kott, M.D.
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Internship: MedStar Health Internal Medicine, Baltimore
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Professional Interests: General rehabilitation, sports medicine, cancer rehabilitation, pain medicine, palliative care
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Our residency has supportive, approachable leadership in the form of Dr. Mayer and Dr. Friedlander, attending physicians with diverse interests (ranging from transplant rehabilitation to myositis) who are passionate about what they do, and a uniquely diverse patient population. Thanks to the Hopkins reputation, we have the opportunity to care for both Baltimore natives and international patients from all over the world, for both common and extremely rare pathologies, and for people from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
What I like about Baltimore: Canton Waterfront Park, the waterfront promenade, the Earth Treks rock climbing gyms, and fitness studios such as YogaWorks, Rev Cycle Studio, M Power Yoga, and CorePower Yoga, just to name a few.
Christina Lin, M.D.
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Neuroscience
Internship: Transitional year at MCW/Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Hospital
Hometown: Hacienda Heights, California
Professional Interests: Musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, spinal cord injury and interventional spine
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I knew that I would get to take care of a very diverse patient population here at Johns Hopkins. There also would be an abundance of research opportunities. I initially came to Johns Hopkins for my undergraduate degree and am excited to be able to return for the residency.
What I like about Baltimore: A lot of nice areas by the water, such as Inner Harbor, Harbor East and Fed Hill. Delicious and diverse food places including Pitango Gelato ice cream in Fell’s Point, Maryland blue crabs at L.P. Steamers right here in Baltimore, and Hot Pot Hero in Ellicott City. Baltimore is also a very dog-friendly city.
Amira Noles, M.D.
Medical School: The Wayne State University School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Internship: Transitional year, Beaumont Health
Professional Interests: Neurorehabilitation, complex medical rehabilitation, SCI, pediatric rehabilitation, transplant rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I wanted to be at the forefront of research and advancement in the field of PM&R. I knew that Johns Hopkins would allow me to participate in new and exciting innovative research and advancements in the field while attending residency.
What I like about Baltimore: I enjoy all the diverse neighborhoods with their unique vibes. I love the picturesque views around the harbor and trying different restaurants around town.
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